Not much to say this week so far â€“ other than the return to relative normality following Campbell’s little episode.
I did notice, however, that the photo in this morningâ€™s Sun of Solâ€™s return to training pictures him next to none other than Gael Clichy, which means, at least, that the latter is on his way back.
No hard news on the rest of the defensive menagerie – though Cole and Gilbert canâ€™t be far off a return. Toure and Eboue both play today at 12.30 against Nigeria in the semi-final of the African Nations Cup, so we could see them back before the weekend too, you never know.
One day, in the not too distant future, we will have a surplus of fit defenders.
Choice at the back and players playing in their natural positions – now that would be nice.